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Terracotta antefix (roof tile)

ca. 625–600 B.C.
Greek, South Italian
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 7/8in. (19.7 x 22.6cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This antefix in the form of a female head comes from the ancient city of Matauros, a Lokrian colony in southern Italy.
Said to be from ancient Metauros (Gioia Tauro, Reggio Calabria, Italy)

Until 1922, with Francesco Jerace, Naples, Italy; acquired in 1922, purchased from Francesco Jerace.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Recent Classical Accessions: Early Terracotta Sculptures and Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(1): p. 14, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 73, 399, fig. 157, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 30, 178, pl. 18g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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